As we all know the language of shipping is English. I for one can only speak English so i am lucky and in truth I greatly admire the many of you out there who are multilingual able to speak any number of the worlds great languages.
One of the by products of the English centric language of shipping is that many around the world Anglicise there indigenous names in order to make it easier for us westerners who have trouble pronouncing John let alone getting out tongues around Agyalka, Aaminah or Pavankumar.
Some people indeed take on entirely new 'western names" when entering the world of shipping.
This email just through from a shipping company in China - Enjoy
Dear sir or Madam,
Glad to hear that you are on the makert of chemicals of DOP.We specialize in this field for several years,with high qulity and competitive price.
It's my honour to beon serve for you if possible,Sincerity hope to create a cooperation with you.
Nanjing Titan Chemicals Co.,Ltd
Wait until ESPN hear about this